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A Presentation by LaTasha Harvey Advanced English 12 September 14, 2009. Should Surrogacy Be Illegal?. What is surrogacy?. Surrogacy is the process in which a woman is hired to carry a couple’s child. What is surrogacy?.

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A Presentation by

LaTasha Harvey

Advanced English 12

September 14, 2009

Should Surrogacy Be Illegal?


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What is surrogacy?

Surrogacy is the process in which a woman is hired to carry a couple’s child.


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What is surrogacy?

  • Surrogacy can either be commercial (surrogate gets paid a fee) or it can happen out the goodness of someone’s heart.



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Some people do it simply for convenience.

Why do people use surrogacy?


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Why do people choose surrogacy?

  • Gay male couples also use surrogacy so that at least one partner will be related to the child.


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Why do people use surrogacy?

  • Infertility is the most common reason surrogacy is used.


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What types of surrogacy are there?

  • Artificial insemination: Uses husband’s sperm and surrogate’s egg. The husband and surrogate are related to the child, the wife is not; wife adopts child.


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What types of surrogacy are there?


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What types of surrogacy are there?


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What types of surrogacy are there? and husband’s sperm, and fertilized egg is implanted in surrogate; both husband and wife are related to child.

  • In Vitro Fertilization, Egg donor: An egg donor is combined with the husband’s sperm and then transferred. The husband is related to the child, but the wife and surrogate aren’t; wife adopts child.


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Costs of surrogacy and husband’s sperm, and fertilized egg is implanted in surrogate; both husband and wife are related to child.

  • All compensated types of surrogacy are estimated around $55,000.00

  • $12,500.00 in legal fees

  • $15,000.00 in surrogate fees.

  • The rest is for other various fees.


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What are some of the things couples ask of the potential surrogates?

The couple usually asks general questions about the candidate's:

  • Name

  • Spouse

  • Children

  • Career

  • Personality


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What are some of the things couples ask of the potential surrogates?surrogates?

  • Couples may also ask about the candidate’s health

    “Are you taking any medications?

  • They ask about previous surrogate experiences

    “Have you ever been a surrogate?”


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What are some of the things couples ask of the potential surrogates?surrogate?

  • Potential surrogates may be asked about their financial status.

    “What are you looking for as compensation?”

  • They may also be asked about their feelings on the birth.

    “Who would you want present at birth?”


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Why is surrogacy so controversial?


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As of right now, surrogacy is recognized in VA. to women.

However, VA laws prohibit commercial surrogacy and the law also prohibits gay couples from participating in the procedure.

Virginia law and surrogacy


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My stance on surrogacy to women.

  • I believe that surrogacy is a perfectly good way to start a family.

  • I feel that if the couple has the money, time, and patience, then they should go through with the process.


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Miracle babies to women.

Baby Manji

Baby Emma


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